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tv   KPIX 5 News Early Edition  CBS  September 26, 2014 4:30am-5:01am PDT

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we made it! hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 4:30. and we're going to kick off with lawrence karnow because we always do. >> why not? it is friday, isn't it? >> we love it. >> i had no idea. [ laughter ] >> around the bay area today, still a chance of some scattered showers maybe an isolated thunderstorm. what about the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are checking conditions right now at the bay bridge. some delays in the cash lanes. frank seeing all the cars. >> it is 4:30 in the morning. and there are no accidents out the door. so different story from yesterday. windows boarded boarded up after a shootout in san francisco. a man hijacked a car and led police on a high-speed chase over two bridges and ended in the heart of the financial district. joe vazquez spoke to a woman caught in the middle of it all. >> he pointed the gun at me and he is like you're going to
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drive away. >> reporter: but olga refused. she thought about her children and husband inside the house. >> i'm not going anywhere. if you are going to shoot me, it will be here where my family knows where i'm at. >> reporter: she jumped out and the suspect took off. police chased him for more than an hour all the way to san francisco eventually crashing on battery street around 6 a.m. he flipped the car and was trapped inside. not knowing he was a criminal, several passersby stopped to help the man but the carjacker opened fire. >> this is a vehicle at california and battery, laid there for a little bit. then we heard a gunshot. >> don't know that the good samaritan was shot or hit by a bullet. it's just some sort of a fragment hit him in the chest. >> reporter: police ordered him to drop his gun. he refused instead pointing it towards the officers. >> several officers fired striking the suspect and he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> that was joe vazquez reporting. the name of the carjacker
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hasn't been released. heads up for north bay commuters. the golden gate ferry service captains are on strike this morning. so that means the boats will not be running from larkspur in sausalito over to san francisco. thousands of people will need to find another way to work and tonight's giants game, as well. no service for that. bridge district says contract talks with still going on and they hope to make a deal soon. the bridge district is negotiating in good faith. we stand ready to meet with the unions to resolve the matters. >> the strike only affects golden gate ferries. buses are still running as scheduled. we'll have all the information on the alternative routes at our website, kpix.com. firefighters battling the "king" fire near the sierra got some much-needed help from the rain. yesterday morning, about 12,000 structures were threatened and now firefighters are worried about 300.
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the "king" fire is 55% contained and burned 150 square miles. the town of weed is recovering from a devastating wildfire but there are still hazards. the "boles fire" destroyed 142 homes 10 days ago. homeowners are starting to clean up and rebuild. but before rebuilding begins firefighters must minimize the hidden dangers left behind by the blaze. >> the biggest issues is the debris recovery for right now. and getting the debris removed safely and mitigating all the hazards that we have. >> household chemicals and airborne toxins like asbestos are a serious concern and that's why hazmat teams have been out in force scrubbing, searching and salvaging. people who still have homes are being told to keep windows and doors closed. 4:33. just like that, mother nature kind of jumps on the bay area and out she goes. >> still chance of showers today. we'll see at least a chance of a few showers maybe even an
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isolated thunderstorm as it looks like the weather will stay unsettled. out the door we go. we have your hi-def doppler radar scanning your skies and you can see not a whole lot but some thunderstorms in far northern california. the area of low pressure that brought us the rain yesterday is going to sweep close to our skies and, well, that will keep things unsettled. out the door we have some partly cloudy skies now. the temperatures are running in the 50s and the 60s. by the afternoon, i think that's the best chance of some scattered showers especially in the north bay. temperatures though going to be in the 60s and also the 70s. we'll have more on that weekend forecast coming up in a moment. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. it is a friday morning commute finally here. we are going to be watching the golden gate bridge because golden gate ferry service is down. i think frank and michelle mentioned that. they are on a one-day strike so, yeah, more commuters are going to hit the road. on a typical day 9,000 people use that ferry service so again right now, everything looks like it is still early and it is 4:34 a.m. but from sausalito to san francisco, no major delays. by the way, san francisco bay
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ferry service is operating today. also bart, caltrain, ace, every other mass transit so far on time. here's another live look outside this time the san mateo bridge where the commute is also off to a great start. we have a drive time of 13 minutes out of hayward. hayward and foster city. and over at the bay bridge toll plaza, it looks like things cleared out in the left and right cash lanes. at the top of the show there was a slight day. no longer the case coming into san francisco. a quick check of the silicon valley ride westbound 237 so far no delay out of milpitas into sunnyvale. and like i said, all mass transit off to a great start as well on this friday morning. that is your latest "kcbs" drive to work. frank and michelle, back to you. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. the ridesharing service uber, lyft and sidecar are facing some pressure now from prosecutors. the san francisco and the l.a. district attorneys have sent letters to the companies accusing them of misleading their customers by claiming they do background checks on
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their drivers. the d.a. says make changes or you will face legal action. we did speak to some drivers who say this is a bunch of nonsense. >> they make you, um, be a mentor before you even start to make sure that you're a safe driver, make sure your car is working properly, make sure you have insurance, um, make sure your id and everything is registered together. and then after that, they make you do a background check. so they have to make sure that we're safe and not criminals. >> there have been a few problems in san francisco including back in june. an uber driver with a previous drug conviction was charged with hitting a passenger and on new year's eve an uber driver killed a little girl in a crosswalk in san francisco. a dramatic scene in southern california. take a look at this photo. on the roof a man who broke into a woman's house. just feet away cowering underred eaves the woman trying to hide. she was in bed when a man broke in. she called 911 and crawled out
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a window. >> once i saw him in the house, i knew that we both couldn't be there. i knew that i didn't want to have a confrontation with him of any sort, you know, not knowing what his intention was. >> the woman was held down and police eventually got the guy to give up and he had been detained earlier while wandering in the yard. but police let him go because the person who called in would not identify him. some developing news. bay area transit agencies are increasing patrols following a report of an alleged plot to attack subways in the united states and france. but as susan mcginnis tells us, law enforcement officials say there is no sign of any credible or specific plot. reporter: new york city's mayor says the country's largest subway system is safe. >> there is no immediate credible threat to our subway system. i say that with confidence. people should go about their business as they normally would. >> reporter: on thursday, at
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the u.n., iraq said captured islamic militants warned iraqi i will ten generals agents about an i am -- intelligence agents about an imminent plot against u.s. and france. >> that kind of information is unreliable in terms of how it was gotten. prisoners say anything to get out of any situation they're in. >> reporter: new york's mayor and governor both rode the subway on thursday and reminded new yorkers that the city is always on a high alert. the fbi said isis would attack america if it could. america is attacking syria to weaken the group. the air campaign started monday night and hit command posts and refineries the group uses to finance its operations. isis has claimed responsibility for beheading two american journalists and a british aid worker. now the fbi believes it has identified the masked man with the british accent who spoke in the videos. fbi director james comey says
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however he will not release that information. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> french officials say they haven't heard of plots against their subways until iraqi prime minister mentioned it. there is speculation the next u.s. attorney general could come from the bay area. attorney general eric holder resigned yesterday. holder said his decision came with mixed emotions. >> in the months ahead i will leave the department of justice but i will never -- i will never leave the work. i will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals. >> some say president obama could pick california attorney general kamala harris to replaceholder but harris said that she intends to continue to work for california. some new information surfacing in the ray rice domestic abuse case. the law enforcement official told the "associated press" that he sent the elevator video of ray rice's attack to the
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head of security of the nfl in april. he said the nfl left him a message saying it got the package. what's not clear, whether anyone actually looked at the videotape. 49er legend joe montana checking out a youth clubhouse yesterday in san francisco. the kids got to ask him questions. one of them asked for his take on the recent domestic violence incidents in the nfl. and joe was not at a loss for words. here he is. >> you know, they have to find ways that, what is going on is not right and everybody knows that. and, um, things just need to be done and rules need to be changed and just like the rest of society, when something goes wrong, somebody has to pay for it. >> montana's famous on field connection this ma , jerry rice called for the 49ers to arrest ray mcdonald.
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the giants will be playing baseball in san francisco for one day. they are back to the post- season, facing a team on wednesday for the wild card. the winner will play the nationals or dodgers in the nl division series. new york yankees captain derek jeter played his final game at yankee stadium last night. jeter started his career in pinstripes 20 years ago. 40-year-old shortstop sent the hometown crowd into a frenzy with his walkoff rbi single against the orioles. jeter wraps up his career on the field with three games at boston's fenway park this weekend. time now 4:41. apple breaks its silence about this video showing how you can bend a new iphone. how the company is responding. >> and what is cool about your school? email school? email us at coolschools@kpix.com. we may come and feature your school on the show. it's a friday. we'll be right back.
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trying to put it in perspecv apple made a statement about how you can bend the new iphone. len ramirez shows us the problem and how apple is trying to put it into perspective. reporter: for the iphone 6 it has been 6 days of the best and the worst of times. first it was 10 million units sold. the biggest launch ever for an am r apple phone. then ben gate. videos of people wending the thin aluminum phones went viral after a handful of users began noticing the 6-plus model can bend if you sit down with the phone in a pants pocket. one website showed how the phone can be utterly did he void with bare hands. >> really worried. i spent so much money on. i feel like it's going to break at any time. >> reporter: she is worried because like millions she carries the phone in her back pocket and sometimes sits down with it there. she says she has done the same thing with other phones and had no problems. >> i feel like they should provide a case to help solve the bending problem. >> reporter: apple said only nine customers complained of
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bent phones and said they are beautiful and sturdy. a group was granted access to a testing facility to show how they are stress tested and the company says the phones meet or exceed high quality standards. one admitted apple fanatic said bend gate is no big deal. >> their customer service is awesome so they manage. they usually replace phones for free no problem. >> reporter: shouldn't you demand for from a company that charges that much money from a phone? >> everyone makes mistakes. everyone tries to perfect a product. they do a great job of it. >> reporter: other websites tried to bend other rival phones with samsung parodying bend gate in this new ad which went viral. len ramirez, kpix 5. >> bend gate help sink apple stock on thursday. it dropped almost 4%. an earthquake in alaska was captured on camera.
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>> the quake interrupted a news conference for a u.s. senate candidate. it knocked things off shelves but no reports of injuries or major damage. it was a 6.2 centered 80 miles northwest of anchorage around 10 a.m. yesterday. after napa's quake last month things were rocking in the north bay but this time in a more positive way. a fundraiser kicked off last night to send a message that napa is once again open for business. some of wine country's best food and drink served up at the napa valley rock benefit to raise money for earthquake relief. the four-day event is bringing together members of the community, vintners, chefs and business owners. >> there's a feeling of brotherhood in here right now that we are going to do the very best we can because we care so much. >> the event continues through sunday. all the money raised will go to the napa quake relief fund and i'm told he served a little wine up there, too. >> maybe a little. >> i think to help out the
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morning crew should go. >> i haven't been there in a long time and it's a beautiful time of year to get up to napa valley. gorgeous up there with all the changing of the fall colors. >> i'll go. >> road trip! >> around the bay area interesting weather, maybe not done with the rain just yet. out the door we go, we have partly cloudy skies and hi-def doppler radar showing you thunderstorms in the central valley to the north. we have low pressure off the coastline and as that low continues to move by there's a slight chance we could see some isolated thunderstorms here especially in the afternoon. partly cloudy to start the day. sun and clouds in the afternoon. plenty of sunshine and i mild weekend as the temperatures start to warm up. here's the low that i was talking about spinning off the coastline. it's going to sly closer throughout the day -- slide closer throughout the day bringing a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. temperatures around the state 70s and 80s, cool in the high country, a chance of a few
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showers into tahoe at 58 degrees. 65 in yosemite. through the day, not too bad. you will see some occasional clouds and then late in the afternoon, you see a few showers maybe some thunderstorms beginning to develop around the bay area at least in the north bay. then a few more clouds spreading across the bay area overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. so with that in mind, not done with the showers just yet although they will be widely scattered if we see them. 60s and 70s into the south bay. a lot of 70s inland. and then in the north bay, we are going to see those temperatures as high as 76 in the napa valley. 71 sausalito. should be about 70 in san francisco. next couple of days the weekend looking good. lots of sunshine returns. maybe some 80s for the interior valleys even warmer maybe some offshore winds as we head in toward the middle of next week. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. and out the door we go. let's see, we have some overnight roadwork still going on out there. if you are traveling 880, it is a lot quieter today than yesterday. the dry roads have helped out the morning commute at least. northbound 880 davis to marina various lanes blocked until
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5:00. southbound still looks great all the way to hayward. maybe you noticed those flashing lights heading north on the golden gate bridge. trying to do some lane changes now actually trying to get four southbound lanes open in the commute direction. right now no delay though between san rafael and the golden gate bridge toll plaza. of course we'll be closely watching the golden gate bridge, ferry service is out today. they are on a one-day strike. sf bay ferry service is operating like normal. everything else is on time. bart systemwide no delay. caltrain and ace train 1 left central valley problem-free. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. once again, no delay in or out of hayward up and over the high- rise. at the bay bridge, we are crossing our fingers for "friday light" commute especially for golden gate bridge commuters heading out of marin county. so far that appears to be the case. we're not seeing any major issues coming out of the east bay. westbound 237 also clocking in problem-free for the silicon valley drive out of milpitas. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am.
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that is traffic. michelle, frank, back to you guys. >> okay, liz, thanks. 4:49 now. caltrans says the demolition of the old bay bridge is still on schedule. crews have been taking down the 78-year-old bridge piece by piece. so far they removed half of the old "s" curve and other parts. they hope to complete it by 2018. chrysler is recalling thousands of vehicles that may have an ignition problem. the recall affects 350,000 cars all from the 2008 model year. they include the jeep grand cherokee and commander dodge charger and magnum and chrysler 300. the recall will fix a flaw in the ignition switch that can prevent accessories from working. chrysler says in rare cases, the problem can cause a car to lose power while on the road. the ceo of general motors talks in a new interview about her personal reaction to a deadly ignition switch problem. mary barra tells "time" magazine that the day she read
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a 325-page investigative report on the defect was, quote, one of the saddest days of my career. the problem would eventually lead to the recall of millions of cars and the article hits newsstands today. we still don't know who bought that powerball ticket worth $225 million from a san mateo market this past week. the ticket for wednesday's drawing was purchased at key market on norfolk street in san mateo. it matched all five numbers 7, 14, 24, 41, 21, and powerball number 26. in stockton another new millionaire still hasn't claimed an $11 million super lotto jackpot. the owner of the store where that ticket was shoulder says he is sure the woman in this surveillance video is the lucky winner. he says she is the only one who bought a lotto ticket around the time the winner was purchased 3:47 wednesday afternoon. wish i had been in san mateo and stockton. >> no kidding. i hope the woman didn't throw
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the ticket away. >> if you just come right out you kind of -- you want to line up your ducks, call your accountant, figure out your tax implications and keep it away from your friends and family. it's a friday. 4:52. shocking new video showing a state trooper shooting an unarmed driver in south carolina. why the trooper says he had to open fire. >> and we want to invite all your pet lovers out there, send us your questions about their health and well-being. email pets@kpix.com or on our facebook page, just search kpix/cbs, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. alabama
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cook shows us: one
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second an unarmed driver i shocking new video shows why a state trooper is facing felony charges. one second a driver is reaching for his license and all of a sudden the trooper opens fire. elizabeth cook reported. >> reporter: it was september 4 when a trooper stopped lavar jones for a seatbelt violation. >> let's have your license, please. >> gun, gun! [ shot ] >> get on the ground! get on the ground! >> i just got my license. you said get my license! i got my license! right here! i got my license right there! >> put your hands behind your back, put your hands behind your back, put your hands behind your back! put your hands behind your back. >> what did i do, sir? >> are you hit? >> i think so! >> i can't feel my legs. i don't know what happened? >> 1052. >> why did you shoot me! >> well, you dove head first
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back into your car. >> i'm sorry. >> you jumped back out i'm telling you get back out of your car. >> i didn't hear two words. >> jones was shot in the hip and is recovering. group earth's lawyer says the shooting was justified because the trooper feared for his life. . >> that trooper was fired. he was charged with assault and battery and could get 20 years in prison if convicted. the u.s. continues his campaign to destroy isis. we are live with the latest information about a suspected isis plot against u.s. subways. >> reporter: commuters are going to have to find another way to work today. if you normally ride the golden gate ferries, there's a strike going on. we'll tell you about it next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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no boats will be running from larkspur landing at sausalito to san francisco.
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>> thousands of commuters have to find another way to work this morning. golden gate ferry captains went on strike. >> they are not going to be using these for some time. >> air strikes against isis are not letting up. fighter jets are target, the group's infrastructure to cut off its revenue stream. at the same time, the fbi says it believes it has identified the isis member who appears in three videos showing the beheadings of werners. >> he pointed the gun at me and said i'm going to drive away. >> a carjacker is dead after leading police on a chase through three counties that started in richmond and ended when he crashed in san francisco's financial district. officers shot the man after he opened fire on witnesses to the crash. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. >> good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is almost 5:00. and this morning, a little trouble for commuters up in the north bay. the golden gate ferry service
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captain went on strike at midnight. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec us joins live at the larkspur ferry terminal right now and anne, tell us, how long are the captains going to be on strike? >> reporter: luckily, it is only a one-day strike. but that is going to leave thousands of commuters this morning trying to find an alternate way to work. they posted signs around the terminal yesterday so hopefully most commuters got the message. no boats from larkspur sausalito to san francisco today. the bridge district says contract talks with their boat operators will continue. the union says they are not negotiating in good faith. >> they didn't have the authority to come to an agreement and

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